WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), chairman of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee on the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced legislation today to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of legislation (H.Res. 990) to back the critical mission of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and knock down recent calls by Democrats in Congress to abolish it.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Rockwall native, Emma Bishop, today for her successful completion of a congressional internship in his Washington office this summer. Bishop graduated from Rockwall High School in 2017 and will enter her sophomore year at The University of Texas at Dallas in the fall.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced legislation to eliminate barriers to the construction of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR). The North Texas Water Supply Security Act (H.R. 4423) reforms litigation processes to allow the project to be completed in a timely manner.
I could not be more pleased with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive legal experience, including his service as a federal appellate judge on the D.C. Circuit Court, qualifies him as an excellent candidate for this important position that will have a lasting impact on our country.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) amendment passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today to prohibit funds from being used for an additional round of BRAC (base realignment and closure) at the Red River Army Depot.
Ratcliffe gave the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives prior to the passage of his amendment:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted Thursday for the House passage of the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3). The bill answers President Trump’s recent call on Congress to roll back nearly $15 billion in unused or wasteful federal funds through a rescissions package.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the 2018 Rising Lone Star winners from high schools across Texas’ 4th District.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today Rhianna Swift from Rockwall High School as the People’s Choice winner for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.
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IT’S NO SECRET that the federal government is way behind the private sector when it comes to modernization and technology.
When we’re constantly bombarded by headlines about major, worldwide national security threats — such as those posed by ISIS or a nuclear North Korea — it can be easy to overlook other, far-less-obvious threats we face on a daily basis on our own soil.
In today’s digital age, nearly every service imaginable is available through a couple of quick clicks on an app or a website. We can order food or groceries right to our doorsteps, we can call a ride to the airport, or we can pay for a parking spot — all within seconds.
In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it’s nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity.
It's always inspiring when communities across the United States come together on Veterans Day to express our nation's gratitude for the brave men and women who've selflessly fought to defend our freedom.
In a world where cyber hackers can compromise the electrical grids of entire cities or steal millions of people’s highly sensitive personal information in a matter of seconds, it’s critical that our law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to deal with these threats as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's heroes had died while waiting to receive care. With their names buried on secret waiting lists, it became evident that the VA system was more concerned about protecting the bureaucracy than caring for our veterans.
Unlike the shows you may see on TV, in today’s age of rapidly developing technology, it’s not always a drop of blood or a strand of hair that solves the crime.
A little over 15 years ago, the horrific events of 9/11 sent a clear signal to the world that the threats posed by radical Islamist extremism reach every corner of the globe. This tragedy that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people marked the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was a moment and a day none of us will ever forget.
The Congressional Art Competition, themed “An Artistic Discovery”, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Mr. Ratcliffe is extremely impressed with the quality of artwork his office received this year, and he is so proud of the talented youth in our district.
H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2015, is a much-needed bill that will help law enforcement fight back against increasingly sophisticated cyber crimes